Tibet

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Tibet is located in the highest region of the world, which is why it is often referred to as the 'Roof of the World'. The capital, Lhasa, is home to the World Heritage Site of Potala Palace, once the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas. The 15th century Palkhor Chode Monastery at Shigatse, Tibet's second largest city, is worth a visit due to its beautiful murals. Gyantse is a traditional Tibetan town and is famous for its wool and carpet production. While Tibet is off the normal tourist trail, visitors will receive a warm welcome from the locals.


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Useful info

Best time to be there

The severe climatic conditions and great discrepancy in daily and seasonal temperatures are due mainly to the high altitude. Mid-spring, summer and early autumn get rather warm. Early spring gets cold, especially in the mornings and at night. A similar climatic situation applies to the late autumn and winter months.

Fly to

Lahasa via Chengdu, China or Kathmandu, Nepal

flying time

2 hours from Chengdu or 1 hour 5 minutes from Kathmandu

time difference

GMT +7 hours

Visas

Visa required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area



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Regions we travel to in Tibet


Suggested itineraries in Tibet


Journey to the Roof of the World

Nights: 14 | from £4,540

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Quintessential Tibet

Nights: 10 | from £4,286

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Suggested accommodation in Tibet

Shangri-La's Hotel

Lhasa

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St. Regis Lhasa Resort

Lhasa

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